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Skincare 101: How much is too much when it comes to your daily routine?

First thing’s first, skincare is so personal. The most important thing is choosing the products that work best for you and your skin. If you’re a skincare pro or have no idea where to start, we’re here to help. Continue reading for some skincare tips and advice!

Some of the most essential parts of an easy skincare routine are face wash, moisturizer, and an SPF. Once you find the basics that work best for you, it’s so much easier to start incorporating more. 

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One thing that you could easily be overdoing is exfoliating. According to an interview with Dr. Aanand Geria at Healthline, “over-exfoliating is one of the biggest mistakes” and should only be done “one to two times per week.” If your skin is overly sensitive or red, maybe cut down on how much you exfoliate or find a more gentle product. 

It’s definitely hard to not want to buy every product you see your favorite influencer has. That’s why it is so important to find people online with similar skin types to see what kinds of products they use. You can get some ideas from them on what might work for you, but your skin is your skin, not theirs. Find products that you know work for you and stick with them. 

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It is so easy to start overwhelming your skin with products. So if you want to start adding more things, we recommend adding one at a time so that your skin has time to get used to it. That way, you’ll know exactly what products cause more irritation. 

Another thing that might be adding a lot of products to your routine is the brand’s packaging. Who hasn’t gone to the store and wanted something only because it looked cute and aesthetic? While it can be fun to have cute products, it’s not fun when they give you a breakout. Instead, maybe buy cute accessories to go along with your products. For example, a Gua Sha, a spa headband, a jade roller, or maybe even a skincare fridge!

Finally, remember that no one’s skin is perfect. Breakouts, irritation, bumps, pimples, and redness are (to an extent) normal and sometimes unpreventable. The best thing you can do is get to know your own skin so that if you use a new product, you’re able to recognize what’s normal and what may have been caused by that adorable animal print face mask. 

Tell us on Twitter @girlslifemag what your fave skincare brands are!

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by Miriam Riley | 10/28/2021
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